When you talk about living legends in the Nigerian music industry, do not fail to mention Wande Coal.
Mp3bullet has compiled a list of 10 throwback songs from Wande Coal that dominated the street.
The Lagos-Island-born artiste has been consistent and relevant in delivering hit songs for over a decade now.
Started off his career in the famous but now defunct Mo’Hits record label, Wande Coal rose to fame and became a force to be reckoned with in the industry.
Having dropped back-to-back hits over the years, here’s our list of throwback songs that dominated the street.
Bumper to Bumper- Wande Coal:
Wande Coal‘s Bumper to Bumper can categorically fit into one of the best songs of the decade. Children born in the late 90s and early 2000s will testify to this.
Having a Bumper to Bumper throwback in your playlist definitely brings in old memories of how children born then enjoyed party.
Being the 8th track of Wande’s first debut album Mushin2Mohits Bumper to Bumper, was the anthem of every party.
The intro alone“WCeezy you know its Mohizzey” lifts you up gets you into a dancing mood instantly.
Don Jazzy the legend producer did a complete job by delivering that perfect Afropop beat to support the vocals.
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The kick- Wande Coal ft Don Jazzy:
Here, Wande Coal was a part of the Mavin records group which is headed by Don Jazzy.
The Kick was like a comeback track for Wande Coal, having lost relevance in the industry for a while.
Produced and featured his former boss Don baba j, the kick really kicked the street hard. It was one of the street songs of the year.
“When you hear the kick”, lit our streets and made grown women ‘komole’.
The Kick is one of the songs you will love to add to your Wande Coal‘s throwback playlist.
Ten Ten- Wande Coal:
This love song from his debut album ‘Mushin2Mohits‘ is another great throwback song.
Wande brings to memory the series of games ‘tenten’ children played out during his elementary age.
However, he assures his lover he isn’t playing any games with the love he has for her.
How this love song made it to the street should make you know how it made it our top 10 throwbacks.
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You Bad- Wande Coal ft D’banj:
Also from the singer’s first debut album Mushin2Mohits, Wande and Kokomaster D’banj his former record label mate collided to deliver this great song.
“Bad girl you are looking for trouble If you follow me amma give it to you double double”
This line in the first verse became a popular phrase amongst youths in that era.
It was either You Bad was the intro song for DJs or it was a song for a special dance. All the same, it was a song known and played at almost every party.
This makes it no 4 on our 10 throwback songs from Wande Coal that dominated the street.
Taboo- Wande Coal:
This is another classic love song from his album Mushin2Mohits that hit the street hard.
Wande with his unique voice kills each verse of the song coupled with the backing singer yelling “ileke” in the background.
The lyrics of this song suggests Wande Coal worshipped the waist beads African women put on.
Taboo remains one of the best of Wande Coal.
Ashimapeyin- Wande Coal:
Now identified as Black Diamond, and CEO of Black Diamond Entertainment, Wande Coal delivered this monster hit in 2015.
The legendary Sarz on the beat produced this hit song.
Ashimapeyin which means ‘we will still call you’ was a street anthem and popular phrase of that year.
Wande delivered without stress, and making it big wasn’t a problem at all.
This is one of the songs from his 2015 “Wanted” album.
Rotate- Wande Coal:
“When You Hear This Gbedu, You go dey rotate.” Ooshey!! Wande Coal set the streets on fire with this maestro produced by Don Jazzy.
The makosa like beat Don baba j put up in this song made the rotate as possible as you like.
After a snippet of the song was initially released, it made rounds but was not as ‘gbedusious’ as the original song.
Rotate makes it to our list of top 10 throwbacks of Wande Coal at number 7.
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Go low- Wande Coal:
When it comes to the intro of a song, Wande has the perfect tempo to pitch and stir up listeners’ moods.
Still a Mavin act then, this dancehall song from 2012 by Wande is an interesting throwback.
Coal did not fail to deliver with the fast beat tempo produced by Don Jazzy.
“Shawty go low low low low
Make that man wanna spend that dough
Shawty go low low low low
Love it when you take that booty to the floor”
Iskaba- Wande Coal ft DJ Tunez:
This Afrobeat dancehall song released in 2015 deserves all the accolades he got.
Black Diamond himself featured popular disk jockey DJ Tunez in this one.
“Iskaba” brought Wande so much fame that it could be likened to his nickname.
That is why it is listed as part of our 10 throwback songs from Wande Coal that dominated the street.
Baby Hello- Wande Coal:
Six years after the drop of his Mushin2mohits album, Wanted, his second LP dropped and it did not disappoint.
With “Baby Hello” being a single of note, produced by Maleek Berry it is no doubt classified as a mad hit.
Officially released in 2014, the song made head waves for the singer.
Without an iota doubt, it made our top 10 throwbacks Wande Coal songs.
10 throwback songs from Wande Coal that dominated the street
- Bumper to Bumper
- The Kick
- Ten Ten
- You Bad
- Go Low
- Baby Hello